Mariana Trench Current Affairs, GK & News

Cornechiniscus mystacinus: New Tardigrade Species in Kyrgyzstan

Recently, a study was conducted on new specimens of Cornechiniscus, found from Kyrgyzstan, Argentina and Italy. About Tardigrades Tardigrades were first discovered in 1773. They are a diverse group of microscopic invertebrates. They are best known for their capability to survive in extreme conditions. The species is also called as water bears or moss piglets. The ..

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What is Five Deeps Expedition?

The Five Deeps Expedition has provided data on the deepest points of five oceans in the world. They are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and the Southern Oceans. What did “Five Deeps Expedition” find? Java Trench is the deepest point in Indian Ocean. There were competing claims for the deepest point in Indian Ocean. This ..

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Challenger Deep

The Astronaut and Oceanographer Kathy Sullivan recently reached the deepest point in the ocean, Challenger Deep. With this she has become the first woman to reach the deepest point in the earth. Highlights In 1984, Kathy made her space walk debut and became the first woman to walk in space. Now by reaching Challenger Deep ..

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China’s New Record: Reaches Deepest point on the earth

An Unmanned submersible, Haidou 1 of China dived deep down to 10,907 metres to the world’s deepest point Mariana Trench. Highlights A team of scientists left for an expedition on April 23, 2020. The researchers tested acoustic detection, video transmission, high precision depth detection during the deep-sea diving operation. China has been stepping efforts to ..

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Denman Glacier: Deepest Point on Land found in Antarctica

The deepest point on the land of Earth has been identified under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. The glacier is a canyon completely covered with ice that reaches 3.5Km (11,500 ft) below the sea level, making it the deepest point on the land of our planet. Until today, the deepest point found on the ..

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Oil-Eating microbes discovered in Mariana Trench

UK researchers have discovered a type of bacteria that has the ability to eat compounds that are similar to those found in oil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the first time that scientists have discovered a concentration of this bacteria in the Mariana Trench. According to the scientists, these microbial deep ..

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